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August 23, 2018 4:51 AM PKR newsletter attacks Perak Pribumi MB

He said Abdul Aziz Bari, who chairs the state education, technology, science and environment committee, should have stated his opinion when given the opportunity at the meeting of the state executive council. The issue was about giving 999-year land titles to residents of new villages. Faizal had said that the state government would not issue 999-year 163

August 1, 2018 9:16 AM Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'

TAMPA: US President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that talks with arch foe Iran were imminent, but the idea has been criticized in Tehran, with the country's foreign minister warning that "PR stunts won't work." Tehran has not given a definitive response to Trump's statement that he would meet "any time" without preconditions, but skepticism is rife in Iran over the possibility 122

July 22, 2018 7:36 AM Economic Affairs Ministry to provide check and balance for Finance Ministry: Analyst

PETALING JAYA: The Institute for Public Leadership today said portfolio rationalisation between the Economic Affairs and Finance Ministries is to provide a check and balance and avoid cases of financial mismanagement as in the past. Its president, Datuk Mohd Radzi Abd Latif said being an accountant, Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng understood the fundamental 40

June 26, 2018 1:02 AM US senator's rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

WASHINGTON: US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin jumped from his seat to help his colleague, dislodging the blockage in McCaskill's throat 66

June 19, 2018 1:11 PM Guan Eng defends decision to publicise financial scandals

PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng defended himself against criticism from PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today by saying that his publicising of all the previous administration's financial scandals was carried out on the instruction of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and were not borne out of his own action. Lim was responding 28

June 2, 2018 6:02 AM Sanchez to be sworn in as new Spanish PM

MADRID: Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will be sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote in parliament sparked by fury over his party's corruption woes. Sanchez, a 46-year-old economist with no government experience, will take the oath of office at 11:00 am (0900 GMT) before King Felipe 26

May 31, 2018 5:11 AM Tabung Harapan donations to be tax-exempted

PETALING JAYA: Donations that are made to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM) fund will be tax exempted, according to DAP lawmaker Lim Lip Eng (pix). He said the move was a sign of appreciation to Malaysians who help contribute to the fund in an attempt to reduce the country's RM1 trillion debt. "The government appreciates your patriotic support. Thank 19

May 1, 2018 11:55 AM British lawmaker accused of racism towards Irish PM

DUBLIN: A British parliamentarian was accused of racism on Tuesday after branding Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar a "typical Indian". John Taylor, 80, known as Lord Kilclooney, was reacting to a news report about criticism of Varadkar's visit to Northern Ireland on Monday. In the article, a member of parliament had accused Varadkar of "poor manners" 29

April 16, 2018 3:22 PM DAP’s Nga leaves Taiping for Teluk Intan seat

Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming has been announced as Pakatan Harapan’s candidate for Teluk Intan parliamentary seat. — Picture by Farhan NajibIPOH, April 16 — Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming has been announced as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) candidate for the Teluk Intan parliamentary seat. His candidacy was confirmed by DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng during 36

April 9, 2018 11:34 AM Shafie denies backstabbing Najib

Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today denied backstabbing caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak while in office. — Bernama picKOTA KINABALU, April 9 — Former minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal today denied backstabbing caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak while in office. The Parti Warisan Sabah president said he could not put friendship ahead 53